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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 30- Twitter Inc has sidelined the product chief it recently poached from rival Google Inc, in the latest executive reshuffle at the online messaging service, according to a source familiar with the situation. Former consumer product chief Daniel Graf will now oversee strategic initiatives such as geo-location mobile features, the person...

  • Spain OKs 'Google Tax' demanded by news publishers Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 12:26 PM ET

    MADRID— Spain's parliament has approved new intellectual property laws that allow news publishers to charge aggregators each time they display news content in search results. Google Inc.' s Spanish division said Thursday it was disappointed with the outcome and will work with Spanish news publishers to help them increase income. Google last year agreed to...

  • Microsoft unveils fitness gadget, health tracking Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 11:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Microsoft is releasing a $199 fitness band that also checks your email and even pays for coffee as the software company seeks to challenge Apple and others in the still-infant market for wearable devices. The Microsoft Band will work with the company's new Microsoft Health system for consolidating health and fitness data from various gadgets and...

  • Google's data play to go head-to-head with Realtors Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    A person prepares use the Google search engine.

    Through its investment in Auction.com, Google will be able to forecast home sales for the month ahead.

  • The world's 'most simple’ brand is not Google Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:18 AM ET

    Aldi triumphed for the second year running in a global survey measuring brand simplicity, beating Google.

  • Lenovo wraps up purchase of Motorola phone unit Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:10 AM ET

    BEIJING— Lenovo Group announced the completion of its acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google Inc. on Thursday in a move aimed at making the Chinese computer maker a global smartphone brand. The $2.9 billion purchase adds to a flurry of acquisitions and initiatives aimed at transforming Beijing- based Lenovo, the world's biggest maker of personal...

  • Samsung vows changes after mobile profit plunges Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 1:31 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Samsung Electronics Co. admitted erring in its smartphone strategy and vowed Thursday to overhaul its handset lineup after profit from those devices tumbled last quarter to the lowest in more than three years. But its rapid success with a product category pioneered by rival Apple Inc. is undergoing an equally stunning reversal.

  • Samsung vows changes after mobile profit plunges Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 7:49 PM ET

    But its rapid success with a product category pioneered by rival Apple Inc. is undergoing an equally stunning reversal. Apple also eroded Samsung's leading market share in developed nations. Unlike Apple's take it or leave it approach, Samsung boasted that it gave more choice to consumers, launching at least two flagship models per year and making...

  • Cramer Remix: Protecting your stocks from the Fed Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 7:11 PM ET

    Plenty of Wall Street watchers were worried about the Fed. "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer sets the record straight.

  • Cramer: Facebook face-off with IBM, Google & Twitter Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 6:33 PM ET
    Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during an interview at the Newseum in Washington.

    Jim Cramer analyzes CEOs of Facebook, IBM, Google and Twitter. Will they make you money in the future? It all comes down to this.

  • NEW YORK/ SEATTLE, Oct 29- Billionaire investors in a small, Seattle- area company that aims to one day mine resources on asteroids have not been deterred by an unmanned rocket explosion that destroyed their test satellite, the company said on Wednesday. Privately held Planetary Resources counts Google Inc Chief Executive and co-founder Larry Page and Chairman...

  • Oct 29- Baidu Inc posted a less-than-expected 52 percent surge in third-quarter revenue, even as mobile traffic for China's dominant Internet search engine continued to grow. On Wednesday, the company referred to as " China's Google" forecast a 45.4 to 49.6 percent rise in revenue this quarter, generally in line with Wall Street projections but a marginal...

  • Identity theft victims lose more than money Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 4:13 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Personal data was stolen from 100 million Americans this year in cyber-attacks and thefts from retailers, banks and hospitals. While the financial hit to people and companies is real, the emotional impact can be "life-altering," says Terrell McSweeny, a member of the Federal Trade Commission, at a conference Wednesday. It's essential "to remember that...

  • Google's new lineup     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    Google reveals the new Nexus lineup and its latest operating system, Android 5.0 Lollipop.

  • Oct 29- Money can't buy you love, but Barry Diller's IAC/InterActiveCorp knows the search for it can be rather lucrative. Higher revenue from dating websites such as Match.com and OurTime.com helped the company triple its profit and beat Street estimates in the third quarter. Barclays analyst Chris Merwin said the revenue decline in the business in the third...

  • Nothing says ‘sell’ Facebook stock: Pro Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 1:45 PM ET
    Facebook's Messenger app displayed on a smartphone.

    Mike Murphy says Facebook's increased spending is a positive for the stock.

  • 'We need to make money,' says BlackBerry CEO Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 12:18 PM ET
    John Chen, chief executive officer of BlackBerry.

    The smartphone-maker is concentrated on building a cash war chest to fuel innovation, says BlackBerry CEO John Chen.

  • Getting consumers to want mobile payments     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 11:32 AM ET

    Creator of the Google Wallet, as well as an early PayPal executive Osama Bedier, shares his opinions on Apple Pay, and lessons learned from Google Wallet adoption.

  • Not much 'like' for Facebook mobile apps Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 11:22 AM ET
    Facebook's Messenger app displayed on a smartphone.

    For all of Facebook's success in turning mobile into a booming business, there's one thing it can't seem to shake: bad user ratings.

  • Roku thrives despite rivals Amazon, Apple & Google Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 11:04 AM ET
    Roku TV

    Amazon's deeper dive into the streaming TV market is little more than a calendar item for Roku.